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mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC)




The average hemoglobin concentration in erythrocytes (red blood cells). Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) is expressed in g/dl. Normal human values range from 32 to 36 g/dl. MCHC can be calculated as ([Hb]/Hct) × 100 (i.e. the ratio of hemoglobin concentration to hematocrit times 100).

See also complete blood count (CBC).


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Source: Laboratory for Applied Biotelemetry & Biotechnology, Dept of Marine Biology at Texas A&M University Galveston